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« on: June 01, 2008, 01:35:19 PM »

What B-film did you see before all others.  My first was The Creeps, a delightful peice about a scientist who brings the classic Universal monsters to life through the literature they were based on.  But a problem occurs and they become midgets.  BounceGiggle  It's wierd though, I though that either The Wolf Man or Mummy didn't have a book, I'm pretty sure it was Wolf Man but I'm not 100% on that.

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« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2008, 06:54:45 PM »

Hmmm . . . we used to have an afternoon show called FAMILY THEATER that started at 3 PM every Sunday.  When I was 5 - 10 years old I would watch it at my Aunt Willie's house every Sunday afternoon.  Lots of classic old horror from the 1930's to the 1950's, then later on they lightened it up with Abbot and Costello style comedies.  I saw THE MONOLITH MONSTERS, DRACULA, FRANKENSTEIN, THE WOLFMAN, DRACULA'S DAUGHTER, and a bunch of other cool films on that program.

My first modern (and by "modern," I mean, something with boobies in it) B-movie was probably either EXCALIBUR (great story, awful acting) or THE SWORD AND THE SORCERER, which I still consider the greatest barbarian movie ever made.  I saw both those on the big screen when I was 17; the first B-Movie I saw on prime-time TV was HUMANOIDS FROM THE DEEP.  Ah, those were the days!

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« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2008, 07:12:29 PM »

My first bad movie? My parents took me to a drive-in to see Mad Max when I was barely old enough to remember it. I think I was 2. The second oldest I can remember? I saw Godzilla 1985 in a theater when I was 4, probably because my parents nurtured my early love for dinosaurs.  TeddyR

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« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2008, 10:31:08 PM »

Think it had to be Alligator when my parents went to the drive-in. 


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« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2008, 10:38:15 PM »

Don Dohler's Fiend (1980) was one of my first bad movies. We rented it on VHS and we were like "this sucks". Fred Olen Ray's Scalps (1983) had pretty much the same effect. There was no joy to be found in Vultures (1983) either, that film nearly made me smash my VCR.
The first bad film that broke the ice and had us in stitches from laughter was Jim Kelly's Black Samurai (1977). We still reminisce about that historical night these days.
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« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2008, 10:44:35 PM »

Black Samurai!

I only wish I could find a copy of that movie.

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« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2008, 11:12:20 PM »

The Giant Spider Invasion, which my dad took me to see in the theater back in 75' when I was six years old. I will never forget that day.

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« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2008, 11:33:04 PM »

The first one I watched because I knew it was terrible was Bad Taste. A guy I worked with back in 1990 got this movie a couple of times and played it on the only TV in the barracks. I remember him laughing about how bad it was, and I didn't understand why he was laughing. I watched it again in 2004 or so and with that, somehow I found this site, and used Andrew's reviews as a basis for my collection.

Unintentionally, it was Bubba Ho Tep that I remember first, but I'm sure there were others.


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« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2008, 12:58:01 AM »

The Brain That Wouldn't Die is the one that I seem to remember as the first.

When I was a kid (that would be the 60s) there was this late night Saturday night show called "Tale's from the Tomb" it was hosted by a guy that got out of a coffin and was dressed in a gorilla suit. He get out of the coffin and go to a podium and talk about the movie, making it sound far scarier than it was and then play the movie, they'd play a couple of movies and then the TV went off the air. I'd wake up to a test pattern or the National Anthem playing.
I lived right by the station and back in those days kids could stay out late and be fine, we'd go over to the station and watch off camera, sometimes we'd get to be on camera. It was a small station back in the day of 3 or 4 channels. You know VHF and UHF. We'd hang out for a while until one of our mothers called the station looking for us, about midnight.

It was a different world then ... damn shame it's gone down hill.

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« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2008, 01:48:55 AM »

A couple that stick out in my mind were the old movies "Find the Lady" and "It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time"  I came across the movies one day at Target, they were being marketed as before they were famous films of John Candy.  They were on sale for $6.99 so being a fan of Candy's work I bought the movies.

Ooops.  Good Idea wasn't even really a Candy film, his involvement wasn't what the packaging led me to believe.  Even so I did enjoy the films, even if they weren't as good as his later works.

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« Reply #10 on: June 02, 2008, 03:52:34 AM »

I don't know if it qualifies as a B Movie, but IMO it was and remains a bad one: Charles Jarrott's Lost Horizon (1973) with Peter Finch, George Kennedy, Liv Ullman and Sir John Gielgud.  Buggedout Buggedout

I saw this at the tender age of six and totally hated it ~ it almost put me off film watching for life. I'm glad that it didn't, come to think of it.

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« Reply #11 on: June 02, 2008, 07:30:51 AM »

The Thing With Two Heads, on Elvira's Movie Macabre, back in about '82.  It starred Rosy Grier.  At least that's the first one I remember.  Growing up I used to watch a lot of made for TV movies in the '70s, and a lot of really bad kung fu movies. 

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« Reply #12 on: June 02, 2008, 08:17:26 AM »

After some careful thinking I am changing my answer to this question.  My first bad movie would be Leonard Part 6.  When I was a kid I though the ending in the factory was one of the funniest things I have ever seen.  Saw it in whole for the first time last year and ending up feeling like I was just b*tch slapped.
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« Reply #13 on: June 02, 2008, 09:13:45 AM »

I don't know if it qualifies as a B Movie, but IMO it was and remains a bad one: Charles Jarrott's Lost Horizon (1973) with Peter Finch, George Kennedy, Liv Ullman and Sir John Gielgud.  Buggedout Buggedout
Doesn't qualify as a "B" movie, but certainly qualifies as a "bad" movie. 

The two that I remember being my 1st bad movie would either be Killer Klowns from Outer space, or Leonard Part 6.  I think though it was KKOS that was my first experience with b-movies...

Remember, a bad movie is not necessarily a "B" movie, and a "B" movie isn't necessarily bad

Oh, and my first "bad" movie was probably ATTACK OF THE MAYAN MUMMY...  Lookingup
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« Reply #14 on: June 02, 2008, 10:54:06 AM »

I think it was "The Land That Time Forgot" around Halloween 1991. I loved dinosaurs and was very interested in both world wars so the film struck a very definite chord with me. I was mainly into westerns and war films before that.

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